Emergency Meadow
Artist
Hilary Jack

Date
July 2015

Materials
Reclaimed wood and steel


Location
Borough
Bury

Cluster
Bury

OS grid ref

Coordinates
Latitude 53.605590

Longitude -2.318560

Postcode
BL8 1UG

Emergency Meadow is a wild flower meadow grown on a giant sized Victorian industrial handcart reminiscent of those used to wheel industrial materials into Northern mills.

Emergency Meadow references England’s pre industrial rural heritage and the farms and grazing pastures which once populated rural England before the industrial revolution changed the Northern landscape and the global economy forever.

Emergency Meadow is sown solely with white flowers, their colour referencing the thriving paper industry which once stood close by at Olives Paper Mill. Emergency Meadow will evolve throughout the seasons from snowdrops, through to white meadow flowers such as Corn Chamomile, Ox Eye Daisy, Hedge Bedstraw, and Cow Parsley, to seed pods and harvest.

Thanks to commissioner Tony Trehy at Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre, Bury Council, James Alderson at JPA ArtServices, architect Melissa Hunt, Structural Engineer,

Toby Savage and Diana Hamilton at The Hamilton Project.

 



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